WeGoSolo helps women travel alone safely, wisely and well — and now we have a sponsor!
Travelling solo for many, many months in India over the past seven years has been the most transformative experience of my life. I gained a level of self-confidence I never thought I would achieve. I opened myself up to another culture and allowed it to become part of me. I gained new-found perspective about myself as a global citizen. And I gained much, much more, including many new friends, an Indian family, a lifetime of adventures, and a new career as a travel writer. I believe in solo travel for women — and also in playing it safe (see my Top Safety Tips for Women Travelling in India.)
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When I founded WeGoSolo in February 2013, I did it with two aims in mind. One, I wanted to defend and encourage female solo travellers — you can read that initial post, Ode to the Lady Traveller: Why we need the WeGoSolo Movement here; and two, I wanted to create a community so women could share travel tips, strategies and resources to help keep each other safe. The tag line I use for WeGoSolo is: helping women travel alone safely, wisely and well.
So I am truly thrilled to announce that WeGoSolo has a sponsor, Hostelbookers; and that we are launching a contest, which you can enter on this blog and also on Ottsworld, The Shooting Star and A Dangerous Business. Sherry, Shivya, Amanda and I will each be offering a prize to one reader (four prizes in all) and all you have to do is help us find out more about female solo travellers and tell us your dream solo destination. The prize is a Hostelbookers gift voucher worth EURO 150 (about $200 CDN currently) — which you can use to book any properties on their site, and which will help you achieve your dream trip sooner. Continue Reading →